CRIME: Her Favorite Charity

In the Roseville Methodist Church in Newark, N.J. Mrs. Amelia Carr was a constant ray of sunshine. Almost daily her liveried chauffeur took her to visit the sick in the parish. She was a generous contributor to charity. When her 71-year-old husband took ill, she prayed at his bedside, devotedly nursed him back to health.

William Wachenfeld, the county prosecutor, was naturally incredulous when a neighbor came to him with a complaint against 66-year-old Mrs. Carr. The neighbor accused Mrs. Carr of swindling her out of $4,700. A skeptical detective went out to...

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